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Huge traffic jam in Delhi as taxi drivers protest against ban on diesel vehicles

Taxi Drivers In Delhi Continued Their Protest Against The Ban On Diesel Vehicles For The Second Consecutive Day On Tuesday That Resulted In Huge Traffic Jam In Various Areas Of The National Capital. Huge Traffic Snarls Were Witnessed In Delhi As Taxi Drivers Protested Against Supreme Court's Ban On Diesel Taxis.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 03 May 2016, 12:25:36 PM
Huge traffic jam near Mahipalpur in Delhi (Picture credit: ANI)

New Delhi:

Taxi drivers in Delhi continued their protest against the ban on diesel vehicles for the second consecutive day on Tuesday that resulted in huge traffic jam in various areas of the national capital. Huge traffic snarls were witnessed in Delhi as taxi drivers protested against Supreme Court's ban on diesel taxis.

As the protesters blocked roads, thousands of office goers faced traffic chaos and were stranded on the Delhi-Noida flyway as well as at the Mahipalpur-Gurgaon stretch. Traffic jams were also witnessed at Ashram, Sarai Kale Khan and Lajpat Nagar near the DND flyway.

On Monday, more than 27,000 diesel-run taxis went off the roads of the national capital, giving thousands of commuters a tough time finding means of travel, their troubles exacerbated by chaotic traffic and a searing heat.

The Supreme Court had on Saturday refused to extend the April 30 deadline to convert the NCR's diesel cabs into less-polluting ones that run on CNG. That meant thousands of diesel taxis were taken off the roads in one fell swoop.

According to Delhi's transport department, about 60,000 taxis are registered in the national capital of which 27,000 run on diesel. The Delhi government said on Monday it will request the Supreme Court to reconsider the ban on diesel taxis in the NCR.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 03 May 2016, 10:24:00 AM

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